Monday, July 20, 2015

Hello Sweet Friends


Hi Sweet Friends.
I am missing y'all in blog land.
June and July have been busy months for me.
I am not complaining I am thrilled.


This is what I have been up to.  
I finished this sweet quilt for a dear friend over at
My Life A Little Of This and A Little Of That  This quilt was made by someone in Carla's family some time ago.  If you have been following me you know how I LOVE vintage.  So I was super excited when Carla asked me to finish it for her.  All I had to do was square it up, add boarders and quilt it.  I quilted it with loops so I could go around the sweet Sun Bonnet Sue's.  I am so in love with this quilt, that a friend of mine and I are going to try and make one similar.    

I have been working on a GI NORMAS t-shirt quilt for a customer.  I got it on the frame last night and it is waiting for me to quilt it.  I will show you pictures in a few days as I forgot to take any for this post.

Hope you are all doing well and doing things that  you love.

Hugs,
donna



Friday, June 26, 2015

Farm Girl Friday


Hello sweet people.  
I am still here, but very behind on Farm Girl blocks.
There has been loads of going ons over here.


This is my Chicken foot block.  
It is 12 1/2 inches unfinished.  I have decided to make both the 6 inch and the 12 inch blocks and incorporate both sizes in my quilt.


So far this is my favorite block.  Churn Dash.  
I think it is because of  these super sweet fabrics by Tasha Noel Vintage Market.
You can find some here.  When I saw this little girl on the bicycle I could not wait to fussy cut her for this block.

There are also some new Lecien fabrics in the shop. 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and get to do something you love.

Hugs,
donna


Monday, June 1, 2015

Shoofly


Happy June.
Hope all of you are doing well.  
We have really been having some bad weather here in Texas.
So far we have been very lucky not to be in any flood areas.
Please keep the people here in your prayers as some have really been hit hard by the floods from all the rain we have been having.


This is not your ordinary Shoofly block as you will see as you put it together.
You will need
4  4/12 inch dark squares
1  4 1/2 inch light square


2 dark 5 inch squares
2 light 5 inch squares


Place your light 5 inch square on your dark 5 inch square with wrong sides together.
Place your quarter inch ruler tip to tip and draw a line on both sides.


Your squares will now look like this.
Sew on both lines.


Place you ruler so that the 1/4 inch line is on the sewing line.
Cut.


You will have 4.


Set your seems by pressing on the dark side of your triangle.
This will help you to press it open with dark fabric on top.


Press open.
Be careful to just press and not iron so that you do not stretch the fabric.


With you ruler you are now going to square up your HST to 4 1/2 inches.
Place your ruler on the top seam using your 45 degree line.
Trim excess.


You will need to square up all 4 sides.


You will have 4 perfect HST at this point.


This is the lay out for your Shoofly block.


All sewn up your Shoofly block will be unfinished 12 1/2 inches.
This difference in this not so ordinary Shoofly block is the Shoofly is light and not dark.

Hope you enjoy making this fun block.

Hugs,
donna



Friday, May 22, 2015

Canning Day Is Here!


Hi Y'all I am so happy you are here.
It is is time for Farmgirl Friday.  
Today it is my turn to blog about sweet Lori's new book Farm Girl Vintage.


I have been doing a little canning today.
I put up a few strawberries, cherries and apples.
I love this block it was so easy to follow Lori's instructions.
This is a 12 inch block.  Easy peasy.


I have to decided to incorporate both the 6 inch and the 12 inch blocks into my quilt.  It will be fun to make both sizes.

You should pop in and visit Lori's blog.  She is showing us what all we can do with her Farmgirl blocks from pot holders to an apron. 

Lori has also picked out a Farmgirl bundle to go with her book, you can find it at Fat Quarter Shop

If you want to see what everyone else is making head on over to Instagram #farmgirlfridays it is so much fun seeing what everyone is doing.

Thank you so much Lori and Fat Quarter Shop for putting this awesome book together.

Hugs,
donna

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sew Sweet Bee Blocks


Happy Wednesday sweet friends.
Hope you are all having a great week so far.


April was my month for the Sew Sweet bee and I asked for Cherry baskets.
This one is from Amy from A Quilting Sheep.  It is lavender with white pin dots, oh how my heart sings for polka dots.
Amy also sent me some typed fabric which I have been wanting for a while.  
Thank you so much Amy for the beautiful basket and the fabric's.


Heather from Vintage Grey sent me this block.  I sew love the fabric Heather used in my block.  She also sent me the sweetest coasters,  30's fabric and the coolest recipe cards.  The recipe cards are made out of wood and say Texas on them.  I have never seen these before.  Thank you so much for my sweet block and all the sweetness Heather. 

Heather is so talented.  If you have not been to her shop you are truly missing out.  You should head over and see all the cute things Heather has to offer.


Renee from Sewn With Grace sent me this basket block.  I asked for lavender or aqua.  This fabric is just perfect.  My heart just skips a beat for Lecien.   Renee also sent me a piece of lavender 30's fabric which fits in perfectly with my stash.  Thank you so much Renee I just love my basket and my extra treat .

I am so loving receiving all the basket blocks, and can not wait to start this quilt.

Hugs,
donna

Monday, May 18, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage Blocks


Happy Monday y'all.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  
Yesterday we got a lot of rain.  Oh how I love to hear the rain fall.


I did get a little sewing done.  This is the the Baking Day Block.  This block was a lot of fun and went together really fast.  


I just had to add a little lavender in this block.  lol!  This block is the Butter Churn Block.  It gave me a little bit of a fit but for the most part went together easy peasy.  These days I am loving aqua and lavender together.  It just makes my heart sing.

Stay tuned folks, this Friday May 22 is my day to blog about a Farm Girl Vintage Block.  I am so excited I can not wait. 

Hope y'all have a awesome Monday.

Hugs,
donna


Monday, May 11, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage


Good morning and Happy Monday sweet friends.


This is my Autumn block from the Farm Girl Vintage book.
I had a little trouble with this block so I had to walk away from it and come back to it.  I  think it was just nap time.  lol!
It is still not all that.  But happiness is homemade and this block will fit it.


Block 3 is Baby Chick.  This was a fun and fast block to make.  I have had this yellow fabric for a long time and I love my baby chick wearing it.

Lori is making some really cute things with these blocks you should pop on over and see what it is all about.

Wishing you a happy day.

Hugs,
donna